"The United States maintains more than 700 bases around
the world and is pushing to set up even more. What are these
bases doing, how is the Pentagon rethinking their functions,
and how can we reduce this military footprint?
The U.S. is attempting to place military bases in the
Czech Republic and Poland.
Watch FPIF and others speak out against these plans.
Although the United States closed its bases in the
Philippines in 1991, Herbert Docena writes in
In The Dragon's
Lair, it has nevertheless managed to deepen its military
presence and intervention in the islands.
The Bush administration wants to place U.S. military
troops and bases permanently on Iraqi soil despite strong
objections from many Democrats, argues Adil Shamoo in
The Enduring Trap
As Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison explain in
Defense in Europe, the United States wants to establish
bases in Poland and the Czech Republic�over the objections
of the citizens of those countries.
With the new Africa Command, Daniel Volman and Beth
Tuckey argue in
Militarizing Africa (Again), the United States is
increasing its military presence on an energy-rich
And Tom Engelhardt laments in
The Million Year
War that there's a risk that the United States will
never withdraw from Iraq."